It is also National Democratic Alliance Government's fifth and last budget presentation before the Lok Sabha polls in 2019. Secretaries of the Ministry were also present.
After becoming the Prime Minister, Mr Narendra Modi took decisions in public welfare. The halwa ceremony is based on the tradition of having something sweet before an auspicious event.
Gupta added that 'the focus of the Union Budget should be on job creation including in export sector thereby providing fiscal support to employment-intensive sectors in exports.
After the halwa ceremony, all government officials involved in the making of the budget are locked in North Block in a basement without mobile or internet.
In his second stint as finance minister in the Indira Gandhi government, Morarji Desai presented four Budgets, including one interim Budget. Revival of the sector is one of the biggest challenges before the governement in this budget. This was part of a colonial legacy in which the Indian budget would follow the British budget that was presented in the House of Commons at noon. The Finance Minister is likely to address the roadblocks in the path of Digital India. He was photographed with the leather bag just before entering the Parliament. Standing committee of the Parliament is supposed to clear all the doubts related to Arun Jaitely Union Budget 2018 speech.
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Of these, Chidambaram presented five consecutive Budgets under the UPA-1 government from 2004 to 2008. The Indian manufacturing sector is already on the cusp of growth led by innovation and we look forward to a slew of strategic announcements in the Budget for the year 2018-19, so that the industry may realise its full potential soon. This Budget system was established by the British Empire and is still followed by almost every country born from it.
Presenting the budget as the finance minister of the United Front coalition in 1997, P Chidambaram gave the nation what was called the "dream budget". In India, a new financial year begins in April. The officials from these departments help in the making of Union Budget.
In the first eight months of 2017-18, fiscal deficit reached 112 per cent of the target, stoking fears of a fiscal slippage. A few days ago Economic Survey 2018 was presented in the country.
A prudent budget could also soothe the Reserve Bank of India, which holds a policy review on February 6-7 amid worries it could raise rates in coming months after inflation hit a 17-month high in December, well above its 4 percent target.
Over the last few weeks, several global agencies have slated India to grow at an accelerated pace compared to major emerging economies this year-some even predicted that India would displace China as the fastest-growing economy in 2018.